Feb 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Health Sciences, B.S., Concentration in Pre-Pharmacy

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Students pursuing a Health Sciences, B.S.  at Oakland University with a pre-pharmacy concentration may pursue admission to any accredited Doctor of Pharmacy program. Students may complete their senior year of coursework at any PharmD program and credits earned from courses at this program will be transferred back to OU to complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Science with a major in health sciences program. It is highly recommended that students consult with the academic adviser prior to enrolling in any of these classes, as completion of coursework does not guarantee admission or completion of the program. Admission into an accredited PharmD program is required to complete this degree. Admission to a PharmD program is through a competitive admissions process. Once accepted, Oakland students will need to: 1) send a letter of acceptance to their academic adviser; 2) register for classes and pay tuition through the PharmD school; and 3) send official transcripts after the first year (fall/winter semesters) of the PharmD program to Oakland University.

Students must achieve a minimum of 120 total course credits with a minimum of 32 upper level (3000-4000) course credits and satisfy all University degree requirements for the major in health sciences and take the concentration courses Completion of this concentration requires at least one year of a professional accredited pharmacy school with no fewer than 20 credits of professional PharmD coursework. Students are required to meet with their assigned academic adviser to discuss the details of the degree requirements.

Students completing the Bachelor of Science in health sciences with a concentration in pre-pharmacy studies must complete a minimum of 120 credits and satisfy all University degree requirements for the major in health sciences and take the following courses for the concentration.

Requirements for the B.S. degree with a major in Health Sciences

Students pursuing a degree in health sciences must complete the following requirements.

Meet the university general education requirements

In order to graduate on-schedule without taking additional courses, it is highly recommended that students meet with an Undergraduate Academic Adviser concerning the selection of all of their general education courses. 

Each candidate for an Oakland University baccalaureate will need to satisfactorily complete approved courses in each of the following areas: Foundation, Exploration, Integration, Writing, and U.S. Diversity. For details, refer to the General Education Requirements  section of the catalog.

Complete the course requirements specified under the Pre-Pharmacy Concentration

2. PharmD coursework minimum of 20 credits transferred to Oakland University


substitute an equivalent number of elective credits

Students not entering a PharmD program may substitute an equivalent number of elective credits. Number of required elective credits required vary based on core courses completed and are selected with assistance from your academic adviser, based on your career goals, from an approved list of courses.


Electives are the same as the Health Sciences, B.S., Concentration in Pre-Health Professional Studies  electives.

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